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the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entir
should acknowledge this is the anniversary of martin luther king day. he took that moment to pause before the statue in -- >> he wrapped himself in it the cloak of martin luther king today. >> something he hasn't always done in office -- >> very, very purposeful -- >> yes, i think that was sort of -- and you can see the concecon -- that martin luther king was so courageous, that i'm going to really state what i believe, here and now. >> i think it was martin luther king revisited. >> well, i'm not so sure i'd go that far. >> i know they don't. the white house, they don't. >> but i do believe that he -- the moment called for sort of laying out what you stand for. paying homage to martin luther king in that way. >> that's just what the conservatives said he would do, be the real progressive. >> look, he's liberated. he didn't have to face the american people again. at least at the moment, unafraid to do climate change. which would have been risky in the first term. unafraid to do gun control. talks now of doing other things that, again, might have been more harmful to do. the interesting qu
♪ great god our king >>> and good evening to all of you on this day honoring martin luther king, jr., the day to celebrate an inauguration and a rededication to democracy in america. and let me show you some powerful images of this day. this is what president barack obama saw as he stepped out on that capitol podium for the last time in his presidency. the president placing his hand on the bible of martin luther king jr., and another bible, the one belonging to president lincoln. and then later on, as the parade was about to begin, the first family, a modern scene here. dad on his blackberry, the girls snapping pictures on their iphones. all day long, abc's david muir has been following this, he was there at the capitol watching history on parade this morning. we begin you with, david. >> reporter: diane, good evening. you're right. we were just a few steps away from the president, with his hand placed on those two bibles. authorities here in washington were estimating 600,000 to 800,000 people would turn out to the national mall to watch this swearing in. but tonight, we just learn
kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to i hae -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on satur
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
: the president is trying to make service on the martin luther king, jr. holiday weekend an american tradition. joel lucas thinks that's perfectly appropriate. >> martin luther king's legacy is one of volunteerism and service, self service. i think this gives americans and the metro dc area an opportunity to, you know, live his legacy. >> reporter: lucas, who was career military and still works full-time at the age of 61, signed up today to volunteer at two different groups. maureen? >> good to see people giving back. john, thank you. >>> just three days until the 57th presidential inauguration. we are tracking the temperatures leading up to the big historic day. fox 5's gwen tolbart is in the weather center with a look at the forecast. >> the weekend has been pretty nice. we didn't do too badly today, but there are some significant changes coming as we head into monday. let's take a look at some of our conditions here. sky's not bad. we have a ridge of high pressure that's been in control. for tonight, we are talking mostly clear, not a lot of clouds to discuss at all. here's a look at the to
it is amazing that he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and pre
daringly, martin luther king jr. was a man of service, and his day should be a day of service. to honor him, let's do the same. go to mlkday.gov and find out how to volunteer on martin luther king day, and beyond. this message is brought to you by the corporation for national and community service. >> the vietnam veterans memorial is one of the most visited sites in washington, d.c., but it's also one of the most controversial. lauren tells us more. >> the vietnam memorial was built to honor the american lives lost during the vietnam war. the war lasted from 1959 to 1975. it was the longest and most unpopular military conflict in u.s. history. troops fought to prevent the northern communists from taking over the south vietnamese government. millions of civilians were killed, as well as over 58,000 american soldiers. like the war itself, the memorial caused controversy. it was designed by maya lin, a young architecture student from yale university. her drawings were selected out of a thousand others in a national design competition. >> maya lin's design was very controversial because, at tha
on the same day the nation pauses to remember civil rights legend and icon dr. martin luther king jr.. two men, two very different dreams forever linked. it is monday january 21st inauguration day and good morning. thank you for joining fox 5 special coverage. i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we are broadcasting from our temporary fox 5 studios high atop the canadian embassy. it's a beautiful building and a beautiful view. we are blocks from where all the accident gets underway. we will bring it all to you live all morning long as we mentioned earlier. this is president obama's 4th oath of office. he took his third yesterday. we'll show you a little bit of that. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath. the president has two swearing in ceremonies because inauguration day fell yesterday. he had two of the first time around because he and justice roberts flood their lines during the public ceremony. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon h
. it was magical. i'm here with my mama. it's a great night. >> what does it mean to you, martin luther king day today. the president, a black president being re-elected. second inauguration. what does it mean to you? >> it's amazing. you know, it's martin luther king's holiday, and you know, it's incredible. i can hear it now. i got to turn it down. i can hear everybody now. i don't know if i can hear that good after this. it's unbelievable. i went to the memorial yesterday, the martin luther king memorial, i was with so many great people, dick gregory, and it was incredible. today was magical. magical because i felt the dream that our forefathers, when they dreamed up the hope and freedom, i felt it. every time you're in the capitol, on the grass, you think about in the 1800s, they were doing the same thing. it's amazing. >> it seems natural if you're a democrat or a republican or an independent, only today, for two reasons, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack
the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural address this morning. also, the martin luther king jr. memorial. we'll show that. today celebration, martin luther king day, as well. and, robin, i know you're watching at home this morning, as we prepare for this moment of history. i wish you could be down here with us. i know everyone up in new york shares that sentiment. hello to all you guys this morning. we're going to be down here all day long covering the inauguration. and, josh, all weekend, we've been tracking the celebration of the president, the lead-up to the inauguration. including what the president called the most significant event this weekend. >> indeed. the bangs that thrilled the nation. of course, his dear wife and the hair. there's so much to get to today. what a mood of celebration here in the nation's capital. so many, hundreds of thousands of people, turning out this weekend, to celebrate this inauguration. all a part of the lead-up to today's big public swearing-in. and of course, the parade to follow. overnight, the president attended the first event of
the goals. >> the goals of -- i'm sure he'll bring in martin luther king and the goals that he shares with him and with the country. and trying to get congress to work together to pass all the initiatives. >> marcela, you have the whole list ticked off in your head there. thank you so much for the work that you're doing today. everyone, we're back to work. say back to work. back to you. >> robin, thanks very much. everyone is due to arrive here at the capitol less than two hours from now. at this moment, he's beginning the start of his second term in prayer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is outside st. john's church. that's right near the white house. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is on the national mall. brianna, let's go to you first. tell us what's going on. what is about to happen? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behin
celebration. . it is also marking a national day of service for martin luther king jr.. president obama and the first family volunteered their time at an elementary school in northeast d.c. >> i am always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to be a drum major. but, if you're going to be a drum major be a drum major for service. be a drum major for justice. >> vice president biden spend the day at the d.c. armory filling at care packages for troops. >> did you see this? the new addition will make it official -- d.c. license plates on the president's limousine. white house officials encouraged taxation without representation plates. >> the question everyone is asking, we know it will be chilly on inauguration day, but just how cold? will we get snow? >> that is the crazy thing. a four letter word. >> not to give the whole thing away but we experienced a wonderful day today. temperatures well into the 50's. unfortunately, it will not be like that on monday. early monday morning, temperatures in the 20's. they will rebound into the middle 30's. then, a chanc
time that martin luther king jr. has intersected with the inauguration. i will speak with mlk's daughter, bernice king about the tributes happening for her father and we'll hear my conversation with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor about her path to the high court. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> welcome back to our special inauguration coverage. for just the second time, the inauguration intersects with martin luther king jr. day. a number of events commemorating the icon are today, of course. bernice king, daughter of the civil rights leader joins us today. your father's personal bible is used in the swearing in today, along with a bible that belongsed to abra
. >> as we prepare to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students are getting a lesson in history where in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it
on the martin luther king, jr. weekend a tradition. >> martin luther king's legacy is one of volunteerism and service, self-service. i think this gives the metro d.c. area an opportunity to live his legacy. >> joel lucas, who was career military and is still working full-time at the age of 61, signed up as a volunteer at two different groups. john hanrahan, fox 5 news. >>> fox 5 asked our facebook fans, what did you do to give back today? carrie said, painted an elderly woman's townhouse with a project mend a house. walked for peace down martin luther king avenue southeast. and david says, went to the event at the armory with my son and his service dog. he's referring to the event designed to encourage community service. you can tell us how you gave back on our facebook page. >>> today was a perfect day for people to get outside and participate. but will the perfect weather stick around for monday's inauguration? gwen joins us with a preview of sorts, gwen. >> we have some changing conditions coming our way. today was really very pleasant. we have a little bit of a run that will be stic
of rhetoric. >> let me say this. this is the anniversary year of the march on washington, dr. martin luther king, who his holiday will be on monday when the president is inaugurated. in the famous speech he made, i have a dream, he referred to a governor whose lips drifts with the words of interposition and nullification. that is the words that we're hearing dripping from lips today. interposition and nullification. maybe when they said the president was trying to be a king, maybe they were talking about martin luther king. toure, david, thanks for your time tonight. and be sure to catch toure on "the cycle." >>> coming up, it's day 2 of the big gop unity retreat. a time for change. new blood. but why in the world are republicans asking paul ryan for advice on beating president obama? >>> and as the president surges in this second term, we have news tonight about the birther movement. and it might surprise you. >>> plus, 50 years since civil rights leader medgar evers was murdered. his legacy is living on through his wife. and i counted the civil rights movement. evers has a big moment at t
of the united states on martin luther king day is giving it that much time. >> vice president biden is speaking at the commander-in-chief ball. >> they know who you are. they know what you've done. 1.7, 1.7 million of you have walked across the scorching sands of iraq or been in those god for saken mountains and plains of afghanistan. many of you just haven't served one tour. you have served two, three, four, five, the last time of the 23 or four times i've been in afghanistan and iraq, i was flying into bagram in a c-17. i went into the cockpit. the load master was there and i said, how many of you is this your first tour? nobody raised their hand. i said second tour. one. third tour. two. fourth, one. fifth, two. ladies and gentlemen, we have never, never, never in the history of america asked so much of a generation. and you have met it with incredible pride. the joint chiefs of staff has prepared you in a way that always sort of takes my breath away every time i see you in theater. one of the great honors of my life has been to visit many of you when you were serving abroad from the mountai
's not just inauguration weekend, it is also the martin luther king holiday weekend. to mark that, thousands of people are taking part in a national day of service today, including the first family. the obamas helped fix up an elementary school in washington. see video of it right there. after president obama painted some shelves, he thanked vol tors for their service. >> again, we submit that mrs. obama was better at painting than her husband was. she looks much more into it. we are talking about the day of national service on the mall. suzanne malveaux is there where it's all being held. suzanne? >> hey, i'm trying to hear you. we're kind of competing a little bit with they're rallying up the crowd here pop we expect to see a couple of folks here. angela basset who is going to be taking the is taken soon. she is taking the stage right now we understand. we also are going to be hearing from philadelphia mayor nutter who is also going to be talking about the importance of giving back in the community. it's been a lot of passion here. of course, the different organizations that people are sig
, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it together. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal >> our journey is not complete unti
is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 393 national parts today. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i can't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom br
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
do you see from where you are, carl? >> reporter: happy 57th inaugural and happy martin luther king day. welcome to the national mall, beautiful, beautiful morning. off in the distance there are storm clouds and rumors of possible drizzle but people are coming in. strangers are high-fiving, shaking hand. really excited for the second inaugural of president barack obama. this is not supposed to be a partisan event. this is an official constitutional requirement that is supposed to be the nonpartisan. having said that, second terms tend to be rougher for presidents and folks in washington and both parties are aware of that. he has a very busy agenda. he has a year to get that done. after you get to the midterms in 2014 the battle resumes and looking to replace him in 2016. there is a timetable on this and people are well aware of it. president will make his inauguration speech. sweeping proposals where he wants to bring the country into tomorrow, in our future. innagurals are about looking ahead, not looking back. absences are here. mitt romney not attending. the rivals often don't, v
insurance. brought to you by sleep train, remembering and honoring martin luther king, jr. >>> well t bay area is on the vernal of getting yet -- well, the bay area is on the verge of getting yet another area code. sharon is live in what still is the 451. hello sharon? >> reporter: hello liz? >> hello liz. well, this phone is a 415 and 92% of those prefixes have been used up this could be a 628. this san francisco store turned 415 into a brand is blaze but the area code for some parts is expected to run out of numbers by october 2015. >> i don't think the 415 will fully go away. everybody will still want that piece of 415. >> reporter: they held their first meetings to ask the public what it thinks of the new area code. it has two options it can split the region so one part keeps 415 and the rest, even current 415 phones would change to 628. no one knows where the split would happen or go to an overlay and add it in the 415 region. even local calls in area codes would require you to dial 1 plus the 10 digit number. long time san franciscans want to kee
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service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >> volunteering. >> reporter: along the way. >> one more. ♪ there you go. >> good job. >> it's all about giving something back to the community and what better way to do that than to bring my son out and teach him how it's done? >> starting our day with community service, giving back. >> oh i think this is awesome. >> reporter: 10,000 volunteers are expected for the single largest volunteer project for the national
speech from martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream"speech . we are streaming all of our coverage today. president obama begins his second term. sunday is the official swearing- in ceremony at the white house, and our coverage will include your phone calls, and we look back at the president's 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. on monday, the public inaugural ceremonies at the capitol. we will have live all-day coverage monday beginning at 7:00 and the eastern, c-span, c- span radio, and c-span.org. coming up, a discussion on the safety of the u.s.-mexican border and how immigration is being affected. we will hear from remarks from a homeland assistant secretary in new mexico. that is coming up at 4:15 eastern on c-span. tonight, we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years, starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's 1981 address, bill clinton in 1993, dwight eisenhower in 1957, harry truman, 1949, 1969, richard nixon, john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush in 1989, lyndon johnson from 1965, president jimmy carter in 1977, and we will wrap up the
. martin luther king jr. andrew seattle who is with the freedom from religion foundation. mr. stittle, abraham lincoln and dr. king too two amazing american icons you want to take their bibles and remove them from the ceremony. >> i much prefer dr. king's writing on the letter from the birmingham jail where he talks about the white church standing on the sideline mouthing trivialalities and pyes irrelevancy while he does the work of the civil rights movement. >> bill: you must know that dr. king invoked god in almost every speech that he made. >> article 2 section one of the constitution which lays out the oath does not say anything about the word so help me god. it says i will preserve to the best of my ability, preserve, defend and protect the states period. it's kind of ironic that the president is going to amend that in the middle of it. >> bill: do you know why george washington wanted the words god so help me god in? do you know why? >> george washington did not say so help me god. the first recorded instance is 1801. >> bill: if you look at his inaugural address it's peppered w
so close to martin luther king jr. day and in the shadow of newtown, connecticut, harris. >> katherine reporting for us tonight. the drama in waington on a different issue. the nation's debt. we hit the ceiling and the government is using accounting tricks to pay the bills and top republican leaderships say they may vote in favor of a three month extension without requirements to cut government spending that. is according to eric cantor who said the vote could happen next week. it would mark a hudge about face for congressional republicans who said our government is addicted to spending . we turn to our new polling and show you most americans believe we have a spending problem. a whopping 83 percent said that government spending is out of control. compared to 62 percent in 2009 . majority of you scene percent favor raising the debt ceiling but the increase must be tied to major spending cuts. only 23 percent think it should be raised with no strings attached. that is what the republicans are considering. stay withs numbers just a moment now. we want to show you president
. they will be participating in a national day of service to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. and they will be doing those service projects throughout the d.c. area. that is the latest here. back to you. >> a lot of activity heading up to the big day. thank you. >>> another big story, guilty on all charges actually former d.c. police officer has been convicted of killing his former lover and their 11-month-old daughter. the prince george's county jury took less than two hours to decide richmond phillips' fate. the family of the he can- girlfriend, wynetta wright, says the verdict gives them some closure. >> he is the devil. that is all i can say. he is the devil. anyone can do something like that just doesn't have a heart at all. >> doesn't deserve to be here. >> he knew that was his daughter. >> prosecutors say they will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for phillips when he is sentenced in march. >>> d.c. school officials have released their plan to consolidate 15 schools. chancellor kaya henderson says 136 the school will close at the end of the year. other two will close at the end
in the 1953 march on washington to a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's this weekend. debt deal entries with your message to the president are now doing. get them into c-span by this friday for your chance of the grand prize of $5,000. there's $50,000 in total prize s. -- prizes. >> washington journal continues. host: scott rigell 6 on the on the armed services committee and the budget committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone wh
that matters -- >> president obama begins his second term publicly and on martin luther king day. >> be loving and be strong. don't give in and don't give up. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> his inauguration committee is receiving fewer donations than in 2009. it will feature fewer inaugural balls, a shorter parade andce from the black eyed peas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." our home for today is the national mall. this is just the start of what will be a busy day and night for president obama. >> that's right. and we begin this morning with a look at the timeline for the main events we'll see over the next few hours. president obama's first public appearance comes at 8:45 eastern time when he attends a service at st. john's episcopal church. at 10:45 he begins his journey from the white house to the capitol. the ceremony itself kicks off at 11:30 with the president taking the oath of office at 11:55. his inaugural address begins at noon followed by a luncheon in the capitol around 1:00 p.m. and then everybody heads out again for
the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: as the president made his exit, a pause turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> reporter: they look like so many american families do when they take in a parade. and we learned the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked the president and the chief justice sign the king family bible after the swearing in. and they did. david muir, abc n
obama used it last time - and wants to use it again. he'll also use one owned by martin luther king jr. the big is monday. everything from a special u.n. for troops and afghanistan. here's an interesting bit of casting. al pacino is going to play joe paterno.in a movie about the late penn state coach. brian depalma will direct. and the movie will apparently follow paterno's final years - as the winningest college football coach ever. and presumably - the way his career ended in discrace in 2011 - with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant jerry sandusky. >> catherine: betty white turns 91 betty white, america's "golden girl," turns 91 today. she adores animals.so she's asking fans to donate money to morris animal foundation. she's hoping to rasie at least 10-thousand dollars. meantime. how many 91-year- olds do you know who have such a busy career? betty has been a regular on a couple of current t-v shows.and makes dozens of guest appearances. >> the creator of the long- running advice column "dear abby" has died-- pauline phillips was 94 when she passed on wednesday after a long b
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
.com. >>> the inauguration comes on martin luther king day. 47 years since the death of doctor king. the first african-american president takes office for his second term. joining me in the studio, reverend jesse jackson, founder of the rainbow push coalition. a pleasure. >> thank you. >> thank you for being here. let's talk about dr. king and the perspective of what i said, 45 years since his death, but we have an african-american president for the second time taking office. give me your thautsds on that. >> there's immense pride in that. the fact is, for 244 years we were in slavery, the emancipation proclamation, jim crow, only free since 1966, from selma, alabama, really, to washington is quite a journey. the steps that he'll take the oath of office was built by ancestors who were enslaved, about 170 miles from jamestown, first landed in 1609. a lot ofs h s hahistory and loo across at the dr. king statue and lincoln memorial. the emancipation. a lot of stuff going down. i think dr. king, planning a poor people's campaign. beyond the issue of slavery, and segregation and the right to vote is access
a confederate general on martin luther king day. this is what we're dealing with. republicans still don't get it. this morning npr interviewed a gop official in texas who had this reaction to the inauguration. >> we never saw a birth certificate. we never met any of the professors who went to school with our president. >> the president's been inaugurated twice, but republicans are still sticking to this garbage. that's why the president was so tough in his address. he knows he'll need to fight past obstruction and ugliness and dirty tricks. that's why he said we the people. we must continue to fight. we had a great day yesterday. it was celebratory, but the celebration must lead to our further determination to fight until the battle for equality and fairness is won. not a good round or two. not a great celebration. but a victory for all of the american people. if you think i'm wrong, think about what they did in virginia. think about stonewall jackson on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> o
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